About Mark Clifford

Mark Clifford is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong-based Asia Business Council. Clifford, who has been at the Council since 2007, was co-author of Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation (2012) and of the Council’s book Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future (2007).

Clifford is the co-author, with former WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi, of China and the WTO: Changing China, Changing World Trade, which was published at the time of China’s WTO accession in December 2001. Clifford’s other books include Troubled Tiger: Businessmen, Bureaucrats and Generals in South Korea and Meltdown: Asia’s Boom, Bust and Beyond (co-authored with Pete Engardio). He is the recipient of a number of prizes for his reporting, including the Overseas Press Club Award for best foreign business reporting for his coverage, as part of a BusinessWeek team, of the Asian financial crisis.

Recent book chapters include ‘Smaller is Beautiful’ in Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works and ‘South Korea’s Green Revolution’ in Korea 2020: Global Perspectives for the Next Decade.

Clifford previously was Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post; prior to that he was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Standard. He was the Hong Kong-based Asia Regional Editor for Business Week, with overall responsibility for the magazine’s bureaus from Bombay to Tokyo. Clifford came to Asia in 1987 as a Seoul, Korea-based correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review. He has lived in Hong Kong since 1992.